After generations of great games, how did Capcom get to the point where the investors, at first, thought it could be a good idea to open Capcom to a buyout?
The real Ghosts N Goblins in arcade was my favorite. Section Z too. Capcom has made so many classics.
Capcom used to be one of my top developers ever in Ps1/ps2 Era The Amazing Amazing games they brought to us back in the day DMC games Dino Crisis 1/2 RE 1-4 Street Fighter etc i'm soo sad that they are not what they used to be
Dino Crisis <3
Sorry RE 4 was not amazing, that when it changed from survival horror into an action game. RE1-CVx was survival horror. RE4-6 should of not been called RE.
They have, if only the devs could have more control, and stop trying to broaden the consumer base for each franchises genre. That seems to be the cause of the issues mainly, the COOs and higher ups forcing devs to change up the formula in an always unsuccessful attempt to reach more than just the IPs base consumer type. They always end up ruining the overall experience and isolating the game from it's genre and play style to the point that almost no one wants to play it. They just need some people with sense in the higher positions is all, and to stop outsourcing so much. I can't believe they outsourced Strider to Double Helix and made it a little PSN title. That was very saddening to me, with how huge of a character Strider is. It's like they don't care anymore about anything other than sales figures and saving on production costs. A bit more in-house effort and better handling and respect for the dev cycle would go a long way.
The problem is the gamers. Gamers want life to continue on like the old days. That is an impossibility. Games have broaden their appeal in order to be profitable. It's the unfortunate state of things. That may change as Sony and Microsoft move toward a system of having multiple streams of revenue, but poor Nintendo. If they don't wake up to the idea that phones are a part of the ecosystem they may end up losing a lot more than they already have. Even if they don't want to dilute their top franchises they still need to introduce those characters in new ways on the phone and lead people to the console.
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They ruined Resident Evil after RE3 imo, but on the other hand I did have a blast with Dragon's Dogma.
What? Code Veronica was pretty good, I thought.
I've heard that, but I never played Code Veronica for some reason. I was talking about RE4 and onward. I know many loved RE4 but it didn't feel like RE anymore to me.
yes i dont like RE4 also it was more like an action game than survival horror enemies drop bullets wtf RE CV has a similar gameplay with ps1 RE games for me it was good RE remake and zero on GC was also good but not 4 5 and 6 even revelation i dont like 1 bit
My NES collection is dominated by Capcom and Konami. I don't know how it came to this with Capcom either. I still live in NES and SNES land though. Just in the past 4 days I've beaten Ghosts n goblins, Ninja Gaiden, (like 10 times) Contra, (like 10 times) Mike Tyson's Punchout, just last night I watched my friend beat Mega Man 2 and then watched him beat it again before heading home. It's very easy to forget how bad things are with Capcom when you have an NES controller in your hands, and that's how I like it half the time.
Capcom had so many good fighters pre PS3 era.I dont know wtf happened to them this gen SMH!
Oh man...just like the author i also grew up with capcom. Playing SF II and Final Fight on arcade and since then i put my faith on capcom. I mean, who doesn't know capcom masterpieces such as Breath of Fire, Megaman, Onimusha, RE, DMC, Dino Crisis, Okami, God Hand, Viewtifull Joe, Ghost'n Ghoblins, Strider, MvC, Captain Commando, or Maximo?! Seriously, in the old days gamers always excited to hear capcom name. It's like hearing / watching a messiah doing his miracle works! But now....there's only nostalgic feeling for capcom T_T It's sad and i don't know if my old capcom will come back again...
Developers come and go, unfortunately. RARE made some of my (still) favorite games of all time, 15 years ago. You just gotta move on and find new developers doing the right things to support.
I loved Capcom, 'cause they produced three of my favorite franchises: Resident Evil, MegaMan X and Breath of Fire. I grew up playing these games, and now what? Capcom had killed then. Resident Evil turned out to be nothing more then a Gears of War/SOCOM clone. The story was fantastic, the horror was great, but Crapcom managed to screw everything. MegaMan X was always great, from the first game(X) to X8. The last one was a remake for PSP in 2005, and there's no sign of a comeback of my blue bomber. Breath of Fire was a really good RPG, especially the 4th, I fell in love with this game for it's music, story and characters. Capcom is developing BoF6, but it totally different from the other games, not to mention it's being designed for smartphones, tablets and PC. All the love I felt for Capcom is now hate. I don't like to see studios going down, people losing their jobs, but Capcom deserves the worse from the universe. Capcom could be purchased by Microsoft, because being purchased by Microsoft is WORSE than going bankrupt. It'll not be missed.
Snes Capcom could do no wrong. Everything they pumped out was great. Now? We get shit like Resi 6. I hope they can somehow find their former glory, but at this point I highly doubt it.
they have a lot of aces (Dragons Dogma, Monster Hunter, Devil MAy Cry (with REAL Dante inside not drug addict faggots), even Resi (if they manage to repeat the old gameplay from 1-3 or outbreak and last but not least Lost palnet) in their library if they re smart they could use them properly and get a very quick success, the problem with Capcom is that went for easy success with minimum costs aka gave some of their most genuine and imaginative franchises to the west (DMC ,LOst planet 3) which was a huge mistake (Japan games cannot be made by westerners it is a fact) and also the tragic course of Resi Evil (i dont know what the fuk they are thinking by releasing so many failures Resi 4-6, Resi Umbrala Chronicles, Movies etc etc)
The Sad truth is that only the Original fans of the Resident Evil Series consider 4-6 failures. All the big wigs think there glowing successes. Sucks, I too have many fond memories of Capcom. I looked forward to hearing that they were coming out with a new game or new game in one of their many franchises. Now, "Crickets" from me.
PS .If Sony manages to buy some of the IPs would be the best given solution from all as the full buy out of Capcom i think is not possible...So i hope Mon Hun , DevilMC , Dragons Dogma, Lost palnet be bought and brought exclusively on PS (i dont have smthing with MS but when JApan want to bring a game on Xbox always release a semi failure as they see Xbox the console that represents westerners and the shooter generation
Simple: Capcom screwed up during the 360-ps3 generations way too hard. Their shady business practices such as Disk locked Content and experimenting with SELLING OFF THE REAL ENDING TO THEIR GAME (Asaura's Wrath), shipping their franchises off to make them more western (DMC:dmc/OPERATION: Raccoon city), simply not listening to fans (Corruption of RE), and the killing off of Megaman (Blaming fans for the cancellation of megaman legends 3) kinda says a all. Personally, all that I mentioned above killed Capcom for me. I stopped buying Capcom games all together simply because I can't bring myself to support a company that screws over gamers. I had the same love for the company as the guy in the article too, but their games simply became more unappealing to me over time (especially during the 360-ps3 generation) as well. As long as M$ or EA doesn't buy them out, I'll be happy. Hell if Disney bought them, would that mean more Marvel vs Capcom games for sure? That new Marvel: IOS fighting game sure looks like crap.
Someone will buy capcom
capcom is number one of my most hated lost they dont even try to hide that they are trying to rip people off anymore.
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